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Agility CMS

6 Ratings

CoreMedia

9 Ratings

Agility CMS

6 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

CoreMedia

9 Ratings
Score 9.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Agility CMS

Agility is well suited for companies that want a balance of control and support. For major global site updates, these can be handled by Agility's support team, while minimal changes and updates can be performed autonomously by the company's own staff with ease. For companies that are interested in flexibility to reconstruct site structure or major global facelifts, Agility is less ideal because these changes must be handled and paid for through Agility support.
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CoreMedia

For websites with many individual pages, CoreMedia can certainly get out of hand very quickly. Our Association's website has over 30,000 pages, which is too many, but managing those in CoreMedia is quick difficult. The search function isn't always very helpful, and the system itself is not automatic or intuitive to help you in keeping content current. Questions to ask might be: how many people will I have using this product? Who will ultimately be in charge of publishing content? Do you have set web standards to share with staff to allow for the delegation of tasks/content contributions?
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Agility CMS
6.0
CoreMedia
5.0
Role-based user permissions
Agility CMS
6.0
CoreMedia
5.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Agility CMS
5.5
CoreMedia
7.0
API
Agility CMS
3.0
CoreMedia
7.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Agility CMS
8.0
CoreMedia
7.0

Web Content Creation

Agility CMS
5.4
CoreMedia
7.2
WYSIWYG editor
Agility CMS
6.0
CoreMedia
10.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Agility CMS
9.0
CoreMedia
7.0
Admin section
Agility CMS
5.0
CoreMedia
7.0
Page templates
Agility CMS
5.0
CoreMedia
4.5
Library of website themes
Agility CMS
5.0
CoreMedia
7.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Agility CMS
4.0
CoreMedia
7.0
Publishing workflow
Agility CMS
4.0
CoreMedia
8.0
Form generator
Agility CMS
CoreMedia
7.0

Web Content Management

Agility CMS
5.0
CoreMedia
6.0
Content taxonomy
Agility CMS
5.0
CoreMedia
6.0
SEO support
Agility CMS
4.0
CoreMedia
5.0
Bulk management
Agility CMS
5.0
CoreMedia
5.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Agility CMS
6.0
CoreMedia
7.0
Community / comment management
Agility CMS
5.0
CoreMedia
7.0

Pros

  • File management within the CMS is extremely helpful as a hosting/uploading tool local to our web pages and content.
  • Ability to clone web page content across mutli-language websites takes only a few clicks, and translation can be performed easily based on default English content.
  • Ability to post shared content and link content to categories for easy organization of content on the web - post once, and serve the content up on the live site in multiple places.
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  • Integrates well with existing infrastructure and software applications. We leveraged ActiveDirectory authentication, a Solr search engine, Java/Spring, Oracle, and other technologies.
  • Allows for multiple workflows for content publishing based on user roles. Each of our sites has separate workflows and allow for managed and unmanaged content production.
  • Templating system is extremely customizable without being unmanageable. This allows developers to custom tailor content and presentation without worry about performance.
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Cons

  • Simplification of uploading files would be ideal - where all files are located in the Media & Documents section rather than uploaded directly to Shared Content modules. One home for all files helps us keep track of what is uploaded and what is not.
  • Better copy/paste handling of content from external programs (cleaning Word document formatting, etc.), similar to handling by Word Press and other simplified CMS would be helpful.
  • Greater control over global content such as headers/footers, multi-language implementation, etc., would allow our developers more flexibility and reduce our time coordinating with Agility support and using BOH.
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  • Where content lives within CoreMedia can often be confusing (i.e. you have created an article, but are linking to content in another folder that might be completely unrelated). Navigating to and from different content folders can be frustrating and often confusing on where the content "lives" versus where it is posted on the website.
  • Formatting is CoreMedia is less than desirable. You have minimal options for headings and other formatting options, resulting in a dull, or boring website. Several of the formatting functions don't work across different browsers, for example, bullet points.
  • Because some users are granted different permissions levels, staff often have to wait in order for an admin user to assist with certain aspects of their workflow. There should be a button, or option to submit an urgent request on an item from within CoreMedia, rather than having to email colleagues via Outlook. Additionally, there could be an added level of permissions for basic users, more advanced users, and then the admins of the system who ultimately publish content.
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Likelihood to Renew

Agility CMS5.0
Based on 1 answer
I am not a part of this decision process at our organization.
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CoreMedia5.6
Based on 5 answers
I am not in control of renewing software
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Support

Agility CMS9.0
Based on 1 answer
Support is always available and responsive when we email, responding right away that they are on the case, even if they are unable to solve the issue right away. Support will usually find the issue of our problem quickly and require minimal hand-holding, direction, or re-explanation from our team. They are knowledgeable about the platform and our instance and are able to run diagnostics with minimal information from us. When issues are resolved they always request confirmation that things are working as expected before closing out our tickets.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
CoreMedia8.0
Based on 1 answer
Set aside more time than you think you need to migrate content. That is the hard part. Implementing the technology is easy.
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Alternatives Considered

Agility offers a balance of simplicity and capability that other platforms don't offer. User-friendly platforms like Word Press do not offer our company the ability to fully customize our site based on our goals, but more adaptable programs like Drupal do not offer the support resources to simplify the structure of our site with pre-existing modules or professional development to meet our needs.
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CoreMedia is slightly better. I was not a part of the original team to select CoreMedia for our web content management tool. It was already in place when I came to my organization, but it's certainly presented challenges along the way as well as solutions to certain problems. I think at this point, we're going to continue using CoreMedia, although we're investigated ways to enhance our use of it.
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Return on Investment

  • It is fairly simple for our employees to make web updates via Agility CMS, and this greatly optimizes our employee efficiency.
  • We are able to load and host company files easily via Agility CMS Media & Documents, which allows minimal, quick content sharing between departments when other file sharing platforms are not available.
  • Automation platforms and tracking code easily integrate with Agility CMS global headers to allow us to seamlessly acquire analytics on our site visits and content access.
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  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Sometimes unsatisfactory reviews from users because our site is hard to navigate or it looks "old"
  • Increased organization of content. Although this is still an issue we're working to fix, there is the potential to be more organized in CoreMedia.
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Pricing Details

Agility CMS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

CoreMedia

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details